The ultimate peg doll face!

The waterslide transfer faces are great for making little peggies, but check this peg doll face out!

She has been covered in fabric, sculpted and painted and is just beautiful. Take a closer look:

The detail continues throughout the whole doll right down to the beads on the front of her dress, the tiny little gold necklace and the ringlets in her hair. Someone has had alot of fun making her!


Spotty peg doll

Well done to Helen on her lovely renditon of one of the spotty peg doll kits. I think you’ll agree she looks fabulous!

If anyone else wants to have a go, you can buy a kit for this doll from my shop. There are three colours to choose from.

A large box of vintage peggies arrived this morning, time for a look I think…

A restoration

This little peggie came in a bulk auction and was looking a little the worse for wear…


So, I took her apart..


Sorted out the individual parts and put her back together again! The peg was a lovely shape (definately vintage possibly older) so I sand papered off the less than attractive face, gave the whole thing a rub down, painted on a new face (using acrylic paint and a very fine brush) and gave it a varnish…

The skirt didn’t need much work as it had originally been stitched so I tidied up the bottom and added a lenth of lace around the edge before putting it back on the doll…

 I used the original pipecleaner covering it in ‘flair’ ribbon and wrapped it around the peg…


I also managed to reuse the fabric for the top although it needed tidying up and the edges oversewing. I sewed it around the arms so it wouldn’t move and fray further, then tied a white satin ribbon around her waist. I added a pearl necklace and a shawl around her shoulders (the lace part of an old top I was throwing out!). The hair I had to remake, and did this using a black stranded cotton which I made into a cord and glued onto her head winding it around in a circle finishing in the centre. The hat I reused, pulling the card out of the middle and stitched a buttonhole around the edge to secure the pieces of fabric together. I added a lace motif to the top and attached the hat at a angle.

 The whole project took me about 2 hours and I think you will agree, she scrubbed up quite nicely!


And I think it’s worth just putting the before and after pictures together…


Accessorising your peg doll

Once you have made your peg doll, let your imagination run wild with the accessories! Here are some ideas:

Make bracelets and necklaces using beads threaded onto a strong  thread. Tie around the wrist or neck then knot the ends together or thread back through the beads. The smaller the bead the more accurate the scale will be.

Glasses can be made by bending fine wire into shape with small pair of pliers. Make them to hold in the hand or push the ends into the hair to hold them onto the face (make long arms to the glasses to do this).

There are lots of ways of constructing hats. This one may look complicated, but broken down into it’s individual parts it is fairly simple to construct. Cut out a circle twice the diameter you want your finished hat to be. Run a gathering stitch around the edge and pull tight. Flatten the shape so that the stitches sit in the middle of the hat (this is like making a ‘suffolk puff’). You can put a piece of cardboard in the middle before you draw up the threads if you want a sturdier base for your hat. The roses are made by rolling up small pieces of fabric. Cut a long rectangle and fold in half. Roll up and hold the rose together with a small stitch. Stitch (or glue) them down onto the centre of the hat. Add a ribbon bow at the back and stitch (or glue) into place on the hair.